Character-Culture-Citizenship Guides Number 35

Character-Culture-Citizenship Guides 35 - I have a little tooth brush
The poster reads in full:
I have a little tooth brush,
I use it every day,
To keep my teeth all clean and white
And save them from decay.

I have a soap and flannel,
I use them, you can tell;
My mother says that cleanliness
Will help to keep me well.
Another original, unsigned poem from the Character-Culture-Citizenship Guides.


  1. I'm really curious as to why there were so many of these posters on the topic of cleanliness. I'm wondering if it had anything to do with the Depression and the fact that many people lost their homes and lived in squalid conditions in what were called Shantytowns or Hoovervilles.

  2. I think that's definitely part of it. And, as a dad, I think the other part of it is that kids, no matter what era, are really gross and need to be reminded to wash their hands/brush their teeth/take a bath on a daily basis.